Jesse Plemons's star continues to burn ever brighter. The "Friday Night Lights" star-turned-"Breaking Bad" villain is reportedly now being considered to play the lead role in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII."
TheWrap heard from sources close to the production that Plemons is in contention for the lead role. According to the site, he will meet with director J.J. Abrams the week of Jan. 12. This is reportedly his second audition for the part.
While it's unclear what exactly the leading role is, some speculation is that Plemons could play the son of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker. The favored rumor about "Star Wars: Episode VII" is that this movie will be about the children of Luke, Han and Leia, the main characters from the original three "Star Wars" movies.
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